The Food Safety News, according to recent testing done, claimed that 76% of honey sold in stores in the U.S. isn’t real honey. It is a fake honey product full of toxic sugars and syrups. In these honey, products are also found antibiotics and heavy metals that, actually contaminate them.
Bees are fed with Corn Syrup and Fructose
The responsibility of honey bee nutrition is to help in developing and maintaining strong and healthy colonies. Within the process of hiving and seeking, carbohydrates play an essential part as they provide energy for all activities. Carbohydrates are naturally obtained by the honey bees by collecting nectar or honeydew. In case the natural sources are limited or people have removed a colony’s supply of carbohydrates, beekeepers should feed the honey bees with the supplements. They usually use sucrose solution, inverted sugar syrup, or other syrups (high fructose corn syrup – HFCS or starch syrup) for that purpose.
This process of producing honey, actually, creates a different type of honey that in fact has no nutritional value.
Bees are Given Large Doses of Antibiotics
In order to protect the honeybees from diseases, they are given large doses of antibiotics, however, in this way the honey also becomes contaminated. They are veterinary antibiotics, such as chloramphenicol, sulfonamides, and streptomycin. Some of them, such as chloramphenicol, in large doses administered to human beings, may cause aplastic anemia and cancer. In the same way, high doses of sulfonamides and streptomycin are harmful to the human body.